Western Mail Friday June 25 1926.
As this is a very long report I'm doing a little bit of snipping.
Brilliant June sunshine on Thursday bathed the picturesque little village of Porthkerry,
which was gaily hung bunting and flags, on the occaision of the marriage of Mr. Frank
Claxton MEGGITT, third son of Mr. J.C. MEGGITT, J.P., and Mrs. MEGGITT, of Seacroft,
Barry, to Miss Margaret Llewellyn (Peggy) LEWIS, third daughter of Mr. Henry G. LEWIS,
J.P., and Mrs. LEWIS, of Porthkerry, Barry.
The Rev.H.H. STEWART, M.A., later rural dean and rector of Michaelstone-le-Pit, formerly
rector of Barry and Porthkerry officiated, assisted by the Rev. T.W. WELCH, rector of the
The bride's brother Mr. Harry G. LEWIS officiated at the organ. (At one time previous
the bride also officiated at the organ there as well). Flowers from Porthkerry House
decorated the interior of church.
The bride looked radiant in a classical gown of crystal and silver embroidered georgette,
from which hung a full Court train embroidered in crystal and lined with ivory jouvence.
The Brussels lace veil, lent by her mother, was surmounted by a Russian tiara and held in
place by tiny clusters of orange blossom. Her bouquet was of dark damask red roses.
Miss Mary LEWIS and Miss Barbara LEWIS (sisters of the bride), Miss Joyce HOWELL, Miss
Nesta LEWIS (cousin), and Miss Elizabeth MEGGITT (niece of the bridegroom) were
Mr. W.J.V. TOMLINSON was best man, and Messrs. I. Ll. LEWIS and Stanley MEGGITT were
A marquee had been erected in the grounds of Porthkerry House, the residence of the
bride's parents, for the reception. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Henry G.
LEWIS, J.P., Mrs. Harry LEWIS, Master David LEWIS, Messrs. Godfrey and Ivor LEWIS, Mr. and
Mrs. MEGGITT, Miss MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. LEWIS, Mr. and Mrs. D.G. HALL, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MEGGITT, Mr. and Mrs. LLEWELLYN, Mr. and Mrs. L.T.
HARRY, Mr. and Mrs. D. Sibbering JONES, Miss WILLIAMS, Miss Orchard, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley
T. HOWE, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS, Mrs. DAVIES, Mrs. T. LEWIS, Mr. and Mrs. PROGER, Mr. and
Mrs.SMITH, Lady Beatrice STEWART, Mrs. NELSON, Sir Thomas and Lady WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs.
T.W. DAVID, Miss CROFTS, Miss SHARPE, Mrs. CATCHPOLE, Miss HAY, Miss SADLER, Miss
MATTHEWS, Mrs. REES, Miss LEWIS, Mr. J.E. POWELL, Mr. J. MORRIS, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
LLEWELLYN, Mr. and Mrs. Logan HOWELL, Miss SPRAGUE, and Miss WALTON.
The honeymoon will be spent in Cornwall, the bride's going-away dress being a
Nile-green two-piece suit, with crinoline and velvet hat to tone.
The wedding took place at the church of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington, London, on Thursday
of Dr. Alexander Gordon HERON, M.B., Ch.B., of 34, Gloucester-road, Bristol, son of Dr.
and Mrs. A.N. HERON, of 2, Leopold-road, St. Andrew's Park, Bristol, to Miss Doris
Ewing JOSCELYNE, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.W. JOSCELYNE, of 86,
Plymouth-road, Penarth. The long bodice and sleeves of the bride's gown were of ivory
satin beaute, embroidered with silver, while the skirt, which was short in front,
lengthening into a short train behind, was of fine Nottingham lace over silver lace. Her
tulle veil, forming a second and longer train, was caught in at the back of the head by a
wreath of orange blossom.
She was attended by three bridemaids, Miss Muriel JOSCELYNE, M.B., Ch.B., and Miss Mary
JOSCELYNE (her cousins) and Miss P. POPE. Mr. Nevill HERON, the brother of the bridegroom,
was best man, and the Rev. A. Colles NEVILL, B.A., uncle of the bridegroom, and vicar of
Abbeyleix, Queen's County, Ireland, the Rev. G. GILBERT, M.A., of Bristol, and the
Rev. F. MALDRAM, M.A., of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington, officiated. The Hon. Mr. Owen and
Mrs. BEASLEY (aunt and uncle of the bride) gave a reception at their residence, 83 a,
Linden-gardens, Hude Park, London. The honeymoon is being spent in Cornwall.
The marriage was solemnised at St. Paul's Church, Forest Hill, on Thursday of Mr.
Wilfred A. SIMS and Miss Kathleen Maud LLEWELLYN, daughter of Mr. Llewellyn LLEWELLYN, of
Forest Hill formerly of Ystradfellte. The bride was attired in white embroidered crepe de
chine. The bridemaid was Mrs. A. ROBERTS (sister of bride). Mons. Henri CORDIER was best
The Rev. E.W. MATTHEWS, M.A., Merton, officiated, assisted by the Rev. W.E. MELLISH, vicar
of St. Paul's.
Police-constable Thomas FRANCOMBE, of Miskin, at Mountain Ash, Police-court, was presented
with a cheque for £10, in the discharge of his duties. In the early hours of January 23,
he saw a man in the act of breaking into a lock-up shop in Thomas-street, Miskin.